Portugal Euro Coins 2013 "European Writers" Europa Star Programme


Portugal Euro Coins - Portugal will issue a coin under the Europa star programme, this year theme is European Writers. The coins in the programme have a common theme and all have the Europa star on them. Portugal decided to depict Jose Saramago, a Portuguese writer.


Issue limit
100 000 coins in copper nickel
7 500 coins in silver Proof
2 500 coins in gold Proof


Technical characteristics
Face Value: 2.50 Euro
Diameter: 28 mm
Metal: Gold 999/1000 (15.55g);
Silver 925/1000 (12g);
Copper nickel 75/25 (10g)


Designer Vitor Santos


Release (Forecast) April 2013





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Comment by Carlos Aniceto on January 25, 2013 at 18:52

I think it's also relevant to mention that José Saramago (1922-2010) was awarded with the Nobel prize in literature 1998.

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